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Sep 16, 2012 10:30am EDT
the long-term. despite the bumpy path and the disturbing images, it's in the united states fundamental interest that people have the ability to choose their own governments, that the governments be democratic and free. that's in our long-term best interest. we need to reinforce that. >> we are in the middle of a heated presidential campaign. there are different foreign policy visions. that's why we wanted to dedicate the hour today to understand these different views. mitt romney spoke out this week, criticizing the administration, talking about whether the united states was apologizing for some of the initial response to this. these were his comments this week. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. i think it's a terrible course for america to stand in apology for our values. >> our embassies did not stand up for free speech in this initial response to this violence. and the republican charge is that it's weakness on the part of this administration that invites this kin
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
does. at a meeting monday, mahmood ahmadinejad accused the united states of backing what he called a fake regime in israel, and that led to a walkout by israel's u.n. ambassador. >>> also monday, a wide-ranging interview with us, we asked him about the threat of an attack on iran's nuclear facilities and how his country would respond. would you retaliate against the united states if there's an attack by israel on iran? >> translator: well, by the principle of it, i don't take the threat serious. >> they're bluffing? >> translator: we don't even take them into account. i would like to ask, who's subservient to whom, the zionist to the united states government or the united states government to the zionist? >> you said that israel has no historical roots in the middle east, and the white house has now called that statement by you disgusting, offensive, and outrageous. would you like to apologize? >> translator: do they have roots? if they have roots, then just say they have roots. we don't have to fight over it. what should i apologize for? this is a technical and scientific fact, st
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Sep 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
to be broadcast nationwide in the united states on the anniversary of 9/11, and that's why people came out yesterday to demonstrate to stop the airing of this movie which, of course, was never the case. it was just this online movie, offensive to islam. >> that's nbc's richard engel outside the u.s. embassy where you can see protests continue this morning in cairo, egypt. richard, thank you very much. >> we want to bring in andrea mitchell our chief foreign affairs correspondent. andrea, as we await any confirmation from the state department, what can you tell us about ambassador stevens, an experienced diplomat in the middle east. >> a career diplomat. this is a man who had gone to berkeley and had gotten a law degree and a degree from the national war college. he was fluent in french and arabic. he had been a peace corps volunteer in 1983 in morocco, teaching english before he joined the foreign service about nine years later. this is a man who has very adept at social media. he was active on facebook. he was very involved with the community. he had been in benghazi during the conflict,
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Sep 6, 2012 9:00pm EDT
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> trust me when i tell you there was not a dry eye in the house after that moment. and by way of introducing my friends here in the booth with us, as you see gabby giffords and her astronaut husband watching on, you know, savannah guthrie is here, david gregory, chuck todd. savannah, as a fellow arizonan, something who knows something of the recovery process for this member of congress, you and i were there in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. the word herculean keeps coming up. >> when you see her walk out there, it was a labored walk but there she is. when you think about what she went through, being shot point blank in the head, it's amazing. from what my impression is of her recovery, to be able to say the pledge of allegiance from memory was an incredible feat of strength. as you mentioned, there really wasn't a dry eye in this room. >> your expectations for this evening? you and i were talking during "nightly news" about th
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
reported the 67th meeting of the united nations general assembly involves 120 heads of state. >> as the 2012 united nations general assembly gets underway. iranian president is already making news by scolding the u.n. security council. >> the security council has failed to establish justice and ensure sustainable peace and security in the world. >> iran is facing international scrutiny and u.n. sanctions for its nuclear program, with israel calling for action. alaskait may arise tomorrow. the president is also likely to mention the unrest in the muslim world. this morning, secretary of state, hillary clinton, talked about the assassination of the u.s. ambassador in libya and said the world will not tolerate mob violence. >> the people sent this message loudly and clearly on friday. when they forcefully rejected the extremist in their mist and reclaimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city. >> president obama is fielding criticism for skipping bilateral meetings with world leaders, but making time for an appearance on a daytime talk show. >> they have telephones in
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Sep 10, 2012 2:05am EDT
's one of three in the united states. it commemorates the 300th anniversary of the piano as an instrument. >> hi, welcome to the casita. the casita is a fairly small room. the way we got so many activities in this space is to learn it. this area defined a dining space. over here using this great easel to help hold the television. in the back corner, we built a small kitchenette. we get a lot of activities happening in a very small space. since the guesthouse was built much later than the main house, i wanted to add a lot of architectural details to make it more authentic. the barn door is great for that. it differentiates between the sitting area and the first bedroom. the other thing we have done is use this blue painted floor throughout the three spaces to unify. in the sitting room, brighter colors, in the bedroom, more vivid pinks, chocolates and blues. in the last room, more tonal earth colors. >> hi, welcome to my space in this year's pasadena showcase house. our goal was to create a retreat from the world for a woman who loves fashion, travel, and literature and i think we did it.
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Sep 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in the united states in thailand. 300 people protested in front of the u.s. embassy in bangkok. many yelling down with america and god is great. the government condemned the film had nothing to do with it and many websites are restricting access to the video or blocking it all together. >>> protests over that video also raised in other parts of the muslim world. in india, demonstrators stomped on the american flag and set cop cars on fire. >> in pakistan, they tore down a billboard and clashed with police outside the u.s. consulate. but the protest turned deadly in afghanistan. a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives. an islamic militant group said the attack was revenge for the film. u.s. officials are urging world leaders to speak out against the incident. >> we can all condemn this reprehensible video, but it should never be an excuse for violence. >> a branch of al-qaeda is calling for those protests to continue and egyptian prosecutors are issuing arrests for people linked to the film's production, including people here in the united states. >>> coming up, we're going to sho
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
on wall street in the united states. the dow dropped 13 points, the nasdaq picked up four and the s & p 500 fell a fraction. >>> mixed news when it comes to the unemployment numbers in our region. the jobless rate in the district had been falling down to 8.8%. however maryland jobless rate increased to 7. 1% from 7, and virginia's rate remained flat at 5.9%. the national unemployment rate dropped to 8. 1. >>> if you buy peanut butter at trader joe's you might be affected by a recall. the trader joe's peanut butter with sea salt may be affected. as a precaution the health department is advising you to avoid this food until the investigation is done. they can be returned for a refund at trader joe's. >>> libya's military is taking action in response to the deadly attack on a united states consulate, coming up. >>> plus firefighters in the pacific northwest are losing the battle to keep two large wildfires from merging. >>> and ahead in sports the redskins extend a streak they would rather break in sunday's game at fedex field. we'll be back. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these to
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Sep 20, 2012 4:00am EDT
handouts. >> translator: some people think you are dividing the united states and underestimating 47% of the population. >> my campaign is about the 100% in america and i'm concerned about it. this is a campaign about helping people who need help and right now the people who are poor in this country need help getting out of poverty. >> reporter: romney's 47% comment could hurt him come election day. gallup has released a new poll that shows many americans are turned off by what he said. a third of voters surveyed said they are less likely to vote for romney because of what he said. 20% said his words make them more likely to vote for him. 43% said it won't make a difference. romney says he was talking about how the president's economic policies have led more americans to seek government help. >> the president cares about the people of america. i care about the people of america. he done know what it takes to help the people of america. but do i. oil get them working again. >> reporter: president obama gets his term today at the univision candidate forum. when president obama faces th
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Sep 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
these united states. >> the re-election is launched 60 days from now, americans will go to the polls. the incumbent president just charged up his crowd again. as valerie jarrett told us just before the broadcast, the senior white house adviser, this is not '08, this is a different man, a different year, tempered. "the new york times" this morning said he was a humble president, perhaps more conservative. we are indoors, after all, tonight. turns out to have been a clear night here in charlotte, but a preponderance of caution. right now democrats are threatening to make this an open-air arena. savannah guthrie and i have moved down to the floor. we have been told we are under threat of confetti cannons, so we'll stay low. the obama daughters, first lady have joined him up on stage. savannah, your initial marks on the speech. >> i think we have just heard the 2012 version of hope and change. i was told by an adviser before this speech that it wasn't going to be about barack obama, it wasn't going to be about mitt romney, it would be about the american people. clearly that's the message
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00pm EDT
in the united states that is insulting to islam, and the danger is in this internet age, even an obscure film like this, could be seen all around the world. analready tonight there's been another attack. that one in benghazi, the u.s. con sew consulate demonstrators there angry by the film, tried to burn it down. the u.s. state department says all staff have been accounted for. >> richard engel on this explosion of violence just today. thanks. >>> there's a new flare up between the u.s. and israel over iran. what seems to have set this off, recent remarks by secretary of state hillary clinton, she said the u.s. would not set deadlines or name so-called red line limits that can't be crossed concerning iran's nuclear activities. netanyahu of israel fired back today, saying those in the international community who refuseo put red lines before iran don't have a moral right to place a red light before israel. and we learned today, the president is not going to meet with netanyahu when he comes to address the u.n. here in new york later this month. >>> in the city of chicago, the third largest in o
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Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
between the united states and iran. the americans have repeatedly said that the iranian government must change. and the iranians -- >> behavior. changes behavior. >> translator: sure, but after all what does that mean? can one country based on just their own sole opinion decide an establish a red line for another country and then threaten attacks? when have we threatened to attack the zionists. we have never threatened them. >> you have said you wanted to remove them from the fate of the earth. >> translator: yes. we say occupation, occupation should to be done away with. war like behavior should to be done away with. terrorism should to be done away with. the killing of women and children should to be done away with. bombardment of houses on top of people's heads in their own country has been done away with. has the zionist regime done any of this? no. we say to do away with these things and we've also suggested the solution. we have said that the solution is that the palestinian people should decide in a free election for their own country own land. >> last time i had a conversation w
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the possibility that yesterday's attack was a planned terrorist strike. the united states has evacuated all personnel from benghazi to tripoli. officials originally believed the attack was prompted by an anti-islamic video, but said this attack was too coordinated to have been spontaneous. >> reporter: good evening from washington. these shocking murders of our diplomats serve as a reminder of how dangerous the culture clash still is between the west and much of the muslim world. and how intense the clashes now between the rivals in the race for the white house. the u.s. consulate was still burning when president obama ordered in u.s. marines to protect american officials remaining in libya. he learned this morning four diplomats were dead. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: riots preceded the deaths, first in cairo, then in benghazi, libya's number two city, well known to u.s. ambassador chris stevens. he was there when u.s. air raids prevented a massacre by moammar gadhafi. stevens reportedly braved the riot to help evacu
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Sep 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
battleground states. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> president obama is also campaigning in ohio. a new poll from the washington post shows the president has an 8 point lead in the buckeye state. anita. >>> on thursday, president obama is back in the battleground state of virginia. today, vice president joe biden was in chesterfield. he defended the president's record. president obama with a slight lead over mitt romney in the polls in virginia. today is also national voter registration day. to learn more about what you need to register to vote in our area, go to wusa9.com. lesli,top. >> we have this turn perfection, sot wind blows us in the same direction and the hair is not like this. >> right. >> if we stay this way for a second. >> it's breezy. >> it is breezy. i can hear it. yeah, yeah. >> we'll stay like this. it's nice right now, we see sunshine, but winds hair venger changes. we'll start with temperatures. it's really nice. not as cool as it was yesterday. 76 downtown. 73 in gaithersburg and 75 up into frederick. now the satellite picture and the radar comb
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Sep 21, 2012 4:00am EDT
-islam video. >>> since our founding the united states has been a nation to respect all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. >> protests have already begun this morning in islamabad. yesterday police had to use tear gas to disperse a mass protest outside of the u.s. embassy there. >>> a provocative advertisement that equates muslim radicals with savages begins on monday. the ad ran on city bus in san francisco. it reads in any war between the civilized man and savage support the civilized man. a blogger is behind the ads. a judge has ruled the ads can run. >> the obama administration says an investigative panel will look into the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the attack that killed christopher stevens was a terrorist attack. >> reporter: at a solemn memorial service, libya's president paid his respects to ambassador christopher stevens. u.s. deputy secretary of state william burns had earlier flown into the capital under tight security. behind-the-scenes an fbi team is preparing to fly to benghazi to investigate the attack. the compound behind t
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
as president of the united states. they want to hear some specific. >> i can tell them specifically i won't raise taxes on middle class folks. i won't lower -- >> he has one notes. tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: after romney released summaries of past income tax returns on friday, romney paid 14% last year because most of his income came from capital gains. he was asked if it was fair to pay the low rate. >> it's the right way to encourage economic growth. >> reporter: the obama camp jumped on that comment issuing a statement saying independent economists don't agree that refusing to ask the wealthiest to pay their fair share and over taxing middle class families will promote economic growth or job creation. romney's taxes are part avenue obama campaign ad which hit the gop candidate on a secretly recorded fundraiser where he said 47% of americans pay no income tacks and feel they are victims entitled to government help. >> mitt romney attacked 47% americans who paid no income tax. he won release his tax returns before 2010. maybe before attacking others on taxes, romney should co
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Sep 7, 2012 4:00am EDT
, and that is why i am running for a second term as president of the united states. >> as joe biden likes to break, bin laden is dead and detroit is alive. >> i've met workers in detroit and toledo who feared they'd never build another american car, and today they can't build them fast enough because we reinvented a dying auto industry that's back on top of the world. >> looking forward, the president favors keeping education and green energy programs, keeping medicare like it is, and he wants the rich to pay more for that. >> i never said this journey would be easy, and i won't promise that now. yes our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. >> i've done well, he said, and i need to do more. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at the dnc in charlotte. >>> well, elsewhere a 21-year-old charlotte man has been arrested by the secret service for allegedly posting threats to kill president obama on twitter. authorities say donte jamar sims was detained wednesday after posting messages including one on w
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Sep 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
phone could positively impact the entire united states grows domestic product. >> reporter: that's right. analysts at jpmorgan suggest that massive sales could actually boost the country's gdp by 1/4 to 1/2 a pcentage point. the economic and technical questions swirling around the iphone should begin to be answered later this morning when we find out just what's at the center of this new apple's core. jay gray, nbc news, san francisco. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in florida, a dramatic end to a high speed chase after a car plowed into a guardrail, spun out, and smacked into the back of another car before finally coming to a rest along i-95. two men and one teenager inside took off running but plus captured them. the trio may be linked to a series of burglaries. >>> in utah a massive breach in a dam sent water and mud flowing into dozens of homes and businesses. strong thunderstorms and heavy rain were too much for a dike causing a gash 80 feet wide and 30 feet deep. >>> in pennsylvania, a heartless act of vandalism. the target, animals.
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Sep 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
. in the corner there, that is the street that leads to the united states embassy. and for the last hour or so, we've been seeing egyptian security guards firing tear gas at protesters trying to keep them away from the embassy walls. a very similar scene going -- taking place right now in the city of yemen in the capital of yemen, where protesters even managed to breach the compound walls. >> reporter: another assault on a u.s. embassy, this time in yemen. protesters threw stones at the embassy walls in the capital. they climbed the gate, set fire, and raised posters denouncing a once obscure u.s.-based internet movie that portrays the prophet mohammed. personnel in yemen were reportedly moved to a secure location. in cairo, more clashes, but this time, it's egyptian security pushing back. they fired tear gas to drive protesters away from the u.s. embassy in cairo. and the new egyptian president rejected violence against u.s. diplomats in a televised statement and said he told that to president obama in a phone call this morning. wednesday night in an interview with telemundo, the president was as
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to talk about, what is the defamation of religion, what's the proper role for the united states. you know, can we actually identify who we think are moderate muslims. >> reporter: just like the u.s. military saw increase in enlistment after the september 11th attacks, the field of foreign service saw a spike of interest. it wasn't about the projection of the american might, but the mind-set. >> i would like to think this is what i would be pursuing even if that weren't true. >> there's a lot of misperception out there in the world, and that they have a duty to serve their country and to try to dispel a lot of the myths out there. >> reporter: but for some in foreign hot spots, there may not always be much of a disstipulation between a soldier and a statesman. >> these are dedicated americans trying to do the best they can, and they are unarmed. >> let's hope that the defenses don't get larger, and security forces don't become so much thicker that it becomes harder to do modern diplomacy, which is communicating. >> reporter: so, many people who choose foreign service see it as a duty, not
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Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
again that northern virginia could decide this election. >> the next president of the united states, mitt romney! >> reporter: a crowd of more than 2,000 cheered mitt romney's arrival in fairfax, and the gop presidential candidate began by acknowledging the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya and the deaths of four diplomats there. >> we're in mourning. we've lost four of our diplomats across the world. we're thinking about their families, and those that they've left behind. >> reporter: five hours later at the university of mary washington, michelle obama made her second virginia stop of the day, and began her rally in the same subdued manner. >> our hearts and prayers are with the families of those who gave their lives serving our country. >> reporter: in fairfax, mitt romney did not repeat his earlier harsh criticism of the obama administration's reaction to the middle east unrest. something that caused even some republican allies to say the republican nominee spoke too quickly. instead, romney pivoted back to what his campaign's central issue, the economy. he promised one way
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Sep 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
on record for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. >> it was introduced into the united states in 1999, and then it spread over a series of years through the bird population. it got into the mosquitos, and then, of course, the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is skyrocketing. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in just one week. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so widespread really does not bode well. >> every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and more than 70% of the cases come from six states. the hardest hit is texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially damage yus disease from the air, to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventative nervous and symptoms that tend to be mild. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worry some for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile vi
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Sep 19, 2012 4:30am EDT
to increases of between 48 billion and $66 billion per year in health care spending in the united states. 43 states could see a 10% rise in obesity-related health care costs. nine of these states would see a rise of more than 20%. these are huge increases. >> the analysis also offers a way to turn things around. if people reduce their body mass index, bmi, by just 5%, many would avoid obesity- related diseases and health care costs associated with them. >>> researchers believe there may be a connection between childhood obesity and bpa, a chemical compound used in many plastic containers and metal cans. a new study in the journal of the american medical association found that children with the highest levels of bpa in their system were twice as likely to be obese. scientists point out that research only shows an association and does not prove that bpa causes obesity. >>> this summer we told you about the approval after new diet drug. it offer as one-two punch in promoting weight loss. >> it's now available over the counter. anita brikman has more. >> i tried other programs before. i've been
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Sep 13, 2012 5:00am EDT
are being attacked and being breached, that the first response to the united states must be outrage. >> even some republicans now are criticizing romney for jumping in so quickly while these events were still unfolding. this now a nation in mourning. a vigil in washington last night as those bodies are due to arrive sometime today. aaron? >> thank you, tracy. >>> the attack in libya leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one of those services took place last night outside the white house. the man who organized it grew up in falls church and took a year off from george mason to become a freedom fighter in libya. he knew ambassador stevens personally. >> he was really enthusiastic about being there and he was also very enthusiastic and excited about libyan americans coming and helping. i remember him specifically telling us, the few libyan-americans that were there, telling us he's very proud as an american that we're here as americans helping out this revolution. >> stevens is the sixth u.s. ambassador killed on duty. the last one, adolph dubbs, who died in afghanistan in 1
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Sep 18, 2012 4:30am EDT
heart disease as the leading cause of death among hispanics in the united states. a new report says it's not because cancer rates are going up among hispanic americans but because heart disease treatments are improving. the study says it's also because most hispanic americans are relatively young, less than 55 years old. heart disease tends to affect older people. >>> counting zs and counting calories. researchers in canada says when it comes to losing weight, getting enough sleep is as important as diet and exercise. >> uh-oh. >> that's because lack of sleep increases the desire to eat more and boost appetite regulating hormones. british nutritionists say bread has gotten a bad rap and most of the health alerts about eating bread are myths. they say bread does not cause fatigue, stomach aches and obesity. yeah, right. they also say people who avoid bread are missing out on important vitamins and minerals. >> i do like bread and i don't sleep so i'm really in trouble. >> we're in trouble. >>> it's time for the question of the morning now. >> and it is 90% of the sales of this product a
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Sep 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the united states. >>> actor michael j-f announced the -- michael jfox -- michael j fox announced the winners. >>> homeland dominated for outstanding series. and outstanding lead actress, clair danes. >> the entire cast is shamelessly committed. >> the amazing race picked up another win for outstanding reality program. in the variety show category, the daily show with john stewart extended its winning streak to 12 straight years. >>> now for a complete list of the winners, go to wusa9.com. >>> our time is 6:36. did you keep your car parked over the weekend? >> you might have missed car free day. but in nine minutes, learn what you can do on just about any day to help that cause. >>> a chilly start to the morning. we have how many degrees here? 67 degrees but in the 40s outside the beltway. howard says he will hit 70 today. learn when the 80s will make a comeback. we'll be right back of the ♪ ♪ o, ahoooo yh ♪ o, ahoooo yh ♪ iovya ♪ oohye, h-h,ea [ ma aouer inodinnespiak popcn ip with8 tty ip fo12cari, u n inthflor of t mieho d ilst otrk. frdotonj. whatilyoga wh y le? fi tm t cck ale
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Sep 25, 2012 4:00am EDT
the assault. this man, speaking in english, accuses the united states of attacking islam. >> you come to afghanistan to commit cruelty to muslims. we are not terrorists. >> reporter: the september 14th nighttime raid was the most destructive enemy attack in the decade-long afghanistan war. 15 insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades destroyed six harier yets and attacked fueling stations. these pictures taken by the taliban after the attack show fires continuing to burn. all but one of the enemy fighters were killed. but so were two u.s. marines. sergeant bradley adwell and christopher raible died in the assault. the video was e-mailed to a taliban spokesman. it's impossible to tell when or where it was made or if the men in the video took part in the attack. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >>> a fast-moving wildfire in southern california has killed at least one person. the body of an elderly man was found in one of 20 homes destroyed by the wind blown fire. authorities say he didn't evacuate when ordered to. the fire east of san diego has burned close to
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Sep 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
to see the journey of a foreigner in the united states and oklahoma as someone who lives out a very skewed version of the american dream. >> reporter: the movie opens friday. pop star mickey ma national launched her hu perfume. her first fragrance is a mix of fruits, vanilla and musks. that's your eye on entertainment. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles. >>> good morning. thank you for watching 9news now at 5:00 a.m. i'm andrea roane. >>> good morning. i'm mike hydeck. good morning, monika. >> good morning. yes, i was at madonna last night. she came out at 10:30. >> a lot of consideration for your hours i see. >> i won't say how much sleep i got. >> you're doing great. well done. >>> weather wise you may need a jacket or two depending on where you are. one of my weather watchers in old town maryland, down to 33. thank you for that report. that is some chilly weather out there. most of us are in the 40s here locally. here's a look at our day planner on this tuesday morning, the day after the big madonna concert. 69 degrees at noon with
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
mohamed shows no signs of dying down. >> united states are trying a counter offense to calm the anger and stop the violence, margaret brennan has that story. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. government is trying to stop that anti-american violence by buying ad time on pakistani tv to spread the message that it did not endorse the controversial internet video made by an american filmmaker to ridicule islam. it cost the u.s. government $70,000 to broadcast these ads on seven different pakistani tv networks. they feature messages from president obama. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the beliefs of others. >> reporter: and hillary clinton. >> the united states government has absolutely nothing to do with this video. >> reporter: condemning the anti-islam movie made by a california filmmaker. the state department is trying to cool anti-american fury that sent thousands of protesters into the streets of pakistani cities this week. it isn't the first time that american diplomats sponsored media or purchased ad time but the head of the outreach program said these ads are urgent. >> i
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
seems to be between the united states and israel not between israel and the united states. >> you think he should spend more time talking about foreign policy than about the economy and jobs? >> i think he should do both, particularly in light of the tragic death of ambassador stevens. >> good to have you here. thank you senator. >> thanks for mafg me on. >> we want to turn to some of the headlines from some of the newspapers. the "financial times" reports on the financial crisis in spain. today the spanish government announces budget cutbacks. on wednesday there were protests outside of the spanish parliament for a second day in a row. political turmoil is causing spanish stocks to nose dive. >>> britain's guardian reports on massive new demonstrations in greece. protesters had violent confrontations with police. there's new wage and pension cuts. the greek finance minister said the government has agreed on an austerity budget for next year. >> "usa today" finds income is growing much faster in republican leaning red states. personal income in those 23 states has risen 4.6% since the r
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Sep 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
and floodwaters have begun to recede. >>> new anti-american protest this morning have forced a united states consulate in indonesia to close for the day. and the french government has closed schools and embassies in 20 countries because a french magazine is publishing cartoons showing the prophet mohamed. mark phillips is in london. >> reporter: this time it's the french satirical publication that appears to be making a big splash. the cover of the magazine shows what appears to be an orthodox jewish man and muslim equal opportunity insult perhaps but inside there's said to be cartoons depicting a naked mohamed. it lampoons everybody. they say it's about free speech. the french government reaction is to condemn the decision to publish it at this sensitive time. it beefed up security at french embassies. it's closing embassies and schools in 20 countries around the world. tomorrow. and riot police stationed outside the magazine's headquarters in paris. french muslims, remember this is the biggest muslim community in europe, has said this publication exacerbates tensions. >> mark phillips, tha
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Sep 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> and this failure, for the safety of the individuals in the united states. and in mexico. they were not told when they should have been about the suspected gun traffickers, with the weapons purchased in the u.s. gun shots. the republican chairman says that despite the widespread failures that have now been disclosed. >> and i think that the inspector generals report, they do catch blame for high-ranking people that are not asking more questions, but i agree with them that neither one of them were found to know it. >> reporter: some of them boiled the more than 554 page result. the answer expects new standards and guidelines, if many hopes that a failed operation will never have a sequel. in washington, emily schmidt, 9news now. >>> and following the release of the report yesterday, the attorneyier said, "it is unfortunate that some were quick to make accusations before possessing the facts about these operations." >>> and coming up, an elderly woman calls a report on a burglar inside her home. what happened next is nothing less than a travesty. >>> well gorgeous right now. we'll let you know how
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
american aid to remove trade barriers and allow united states investments. mr. romney also said his reforms could bring more stability to the middle east. >>> american soldiers from the vietnam war were honored today in la plata. specifically soldiers considered missing in action. matt jablow has the details from charles county. >> i'm matt jablow in la plata where charles county became the first county in maryland that will fly the missing in action flag year round. in attendance for the historic event where dozens of veterans and their families -- >> blessed memories. >> and one family's loved one, private first class, francis wills, never returned to vietnam. making him the only soldier from charles county still considered missing in action. >> he was my hero. >> private will's younger brother. >> he was just everything to me. >> francis wills would have been 67 years old where he is still alive. >> my uncle was bigger than life. >> even though private mills is listed as missing in action, they know they'll never see him again. >> do you think there's any chance he's ever coming
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Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
powers in his final address at the u.n. the united states and israel have pledged to do what they must to prevent tehran from developing a nuclear weapon. >> translator: continued threats by the uncivillized zionists to resort with military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality. >> reporter: u.s. leaders chose not to attend in part because it occurred on yom kippur, one of the holiest days on the israeli calendar. >> ahmadinejad again does not represent us all. >> reporter: iranian americans from across the country joined the protests. >> we send a message that the people of iran stand for democracy, political purism, human rights, secular nonnuclear iran. >> reporter: during his speech ahmadinejad did not directly address his country's nuclear program, but he did say his nation was committed to peace. >>> today we're just saying all the stuff you've been talking about all week long, we've got anita, lesli and jc hayward. so let's get to the story everybody is talking about, those darn nfl refs. we're just learning they apparently have a tentativ
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am EDT
"innocence of muslims" the movie which sparked deadly protests against the united states throughout the muslim world. he has been barred ers or the i five years unless it's okayed by his probation officer. >>> has this ever happened? do you remember it ever happening since you've been watching football? we've been watching football a long time. when is the last time you saw or heard a standing ovation for referees at an n.f.l. game? >> no boos are usually the only thing you hear about referees and umpires getting but it happened last night. the regular refs came back and the crowd was ecstatic. >> they were also happy with joe flacco. he he had a touchdown pass, ran one in himself. ravens topped the bengals 23- 16. >> all people want to talk about are the refs and kristin fisher is talking about that and the reaction in our newsroom. >> reporter: back when the replacement refs were making all the questionable calls, twitter actually became the place for fans and players to sound off. but last night just the opposite. twitter became the place where fans and players could celebrate th
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> reporter: certain points, if these attacks continue, the american people will say we've had enough. why are we training these people if they are murdering us? >> that may be, in fact. it may be the voice right now that we're hearing. the key point is for us to understand that the vast majority, vast majority of afghans, you have lived with them, you understand these people. they are with us in this. they understand right now the severity of this problem and the urgency of what's happening, and there have been afghan who's have been killed trying to save our forces when these attacks have been under way. because that was the only reaction that they could have taken, was to try to save us at the moment of that attack. >> training afghan troops like these afghan special forces soldiers is the centerpiece of general allen's mission. >> once they are there, we're going to move -- >> reporter: he has already had to success spespend training tw. shoul
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Sep 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
in the united states but even in the caribbean and in europe. >> reporter: in london, for example, hotels are 60% cheaper than they were during the olympics. >> we've got all of this hotel buildup in london that is now empty. the crowds are gone. a lot of empty rooms and good deals. >> reporter: the prices at domestic destinations also drop dramatically after this weekend. >> places like colorado. the theme park destinations even some of the city destinations like chicago and d.c." >> reporter: even in hawaii, luxury hotels and resorts will be charging rates 40% lower than what they were just last week. airfares won't be dropping much before october, but the lower cost of everything else can offset that in places where there's still a month of summer left. >> still have excellent weather in that first couple of weeks of september but the pricing is just so much better. >> reporter: experts say post-labor day travel may be more attractively priced this year due to the unstable economy. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> all right. >> yeah. and of course, you know, time to wait, after labor day. a lot o
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Sep 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: facing the political fight of his life, the 44th president of the united states made the case for his re-election, asking americans to stick with him for another four years despite tough economic times. >> our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: four years later the president felt he had to appeal to voters exhausted by the tone of american politics. >> i know campaigns may seem small, even sill sly sometimes. trivial things become big attractions. if you're sick of me approving this message, believe me, so am i. >> reporter: but obama pulled no punches when it came to his republican rival. his references to opponent turned him into a punch line. >> my opponent is new to foreign policy. you may not be ready if you can't visit the olympics without insulting our closest ally. if you can't afford to start a business or go to college, take my opponent's ad
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00pm EDT
lady of the united states, i present to you ann romney. >> reporter: ann romney was back in her element. women for mitt rally was held at a riding stable. the horsewoman clearly appreciated the setting. >> i should tell you i feel right at home because i'm in a barn. >> from returning watching her horse in the olympics, ann romney hasn't had much time for riding. she's one of the fearest advocates for her husband, reaching out of to a critical voting bloc. the polls are tight. obama still holds a strong lead. during an interview ann romney repeated the case she made for her husband last week at the republican convention. >> i really hope that americans and virginians in particular have a really serious thought and say, you know he's very competent, he's a good person, he's done a lot of turnarounds, let's give him the keys to the car and see if he can't get the car running. >> behalf attacks i'm not surprised at all, but it's part of who mitt is, not to be able to talk about the piece he does -- he does these things, but guess what? he doesn't talk about these things. that's not who he
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Sep 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
for the west nile virus since it was detected in the united states. nearly 1600 infections have been reported and 66 deaths. that is up 40% from last week alone. every state except alaska and hawaii have seen outbreaks. the hardest hit, texas, has nearly half of the infections. health officials from coast to coast are spraying insect sides to prevent the spread of the disease. >> it's a late summer disease, so the fact that we've got so many cases this early and it's so wide spread are really does not bode well. >> exberperts say you can try aw home remedies to keep from getting it. they recommend dressing in long sleeves and pants, staying indoors at dusk and down, and using deet bug repellant and draining pools or puddles of warm water which are breeding grounds for infected mosquitos. >>> one month to go in the regular season the nationals have more wins than they had all of last season. they won again yesterday beating the cardinals 4-3. it was the nat's 81st victory of the year. they won 80 games last season. they also hold 6 1/2 game first place lead over the atlanta braves. steven stra
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Sep 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
made in the united states that washington has publicly and repeatedly denounced. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: the protesters aren't listening to that. authorities in cairo are erecting n walls around the embassy to prevent mobs from getting close, evidence in concrete of the growing divide between washington, cairo and beyond. there have been demonstrations against the offensive video in 11 countries so far. half of them in places where washington supported arab spring uprisings that toppled strong men who had formerly been u.s. allies. the arab spring has taken a dark turn. in yemen on thursday, protesters managed to break into the parking lot of the embassy in sanaa, destroying vehicles, smashing windows and even using a forklift to do more damage. no embassy staff was hurt. entering this volatile region now, the pope, leaving rome today for a previously scheduled visit to lebanon. so far there hasn't been any violence there. but today is friday, the muslim holy day of prayer.
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the united states. >> reporter: mr. obama has also narrowed the gap among a group of voters that he has struggled to win over in the past-- whites without a college degree. in august, mr. obama trade romney by 13 points with this group. now he trails by just three points. part of that has to do with his consistent emphasis on the 2009 auto bailout, which democrats claim saved 45,000 jobs in this manufacturing state. >> when my opponent said we should just let detroit go bankrupt-- ( booing ) don't boo, vote. you know, that-- that-- that would have meant walking away from an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> reporter: white, working class voters make up 50% of the electorate, and, scott, nearly six in 10 of them told us they consider the auto bailout a success. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. governor romney's campaign, of course, is based on the idea that he's a mystery pl fix-it for the economy, but our poll of ohio voters found that most believe the president would do a better job on the economy, 51% to 45%. they give the president a 10-point advantage on taxes, too, 53 t
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Sep 5, 2012 5:00am EDT
, just because you bank against the united states of the america, doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people believe o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. virginia governor bb mcdonnell will also be in charlotte today. he is expected to campaign today and tomorrow near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's active surrogates. o'malley spent last week in tampa during the republican national convention. vice president biden was supposed to be there but canceled because of hurricane isaac. >>> 5:35. paul ryan spending this week stumping for votes in battleground states. the republican vice presidential nominee campaigned yesterday in ohio and iowa. he accused president obama of breaking his prime minister misto improve the economy. mitt romney keeping a low profile this week in new england prepare for his upcoming debates the w. the president. jim vance and tom sherwood is in shar loot this week bringing you live reports today and tomorrow evening right here on news4. >>> a public memorial service will be held for ne
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our own jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they will bring you live reports today and tomorrow. >>> republicans are hoping to make noise in north carolina this week, too. virginia governor bob mcdonnell will campaign near the convention site. mcdonnell is one of the mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> as most parties fight over what's best for our economy, the nation's debt has passed an historic milestone if treasury says the national debt has gone above $16 trillion for the first time ever. republicans are blaming democrats, especially president obama, for letting the debt reach this level. >>> today the group responsible for the metro silver line project is trying to repair his image with new ethics rules. the metropolitan airports authority has faced stiff scrutiny since a report this spring detailed lavish travel spending and questio
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Sep 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
, president of the united states, he'll lay out the vision for the next four years. i do think it's worth reminding people which i tried to do in my speech and others did, what has the country inherited. we're not out of the woods but not the global recession, deepest since the great recession, an auto industry about to collapse, the auto industry out and thriving. we had new numbers out in august showing again sales are up. on that clear choice mitt romney said i think he should go bankrupt. the president said not on my watch. clear difference. if we had followed mitt romney's strategy we would have lost those manufacturing jobs and ohio would have a lower unemployment rate. >> the president was recently asked to grade himself on the economy, his answer was incomplete, something he has said time to time over his four-year term. the voters gave him four years and the four years are about up. is it sufficient to say it's incomplete. >> i think his reflection, i think would be a true statement, until the middle class feel like their economic security is where it should be, the president sho
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Sep 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
, just because you bank against the united states of america doesn't mean the rest of us are willing to sell her out. >> many people are speculating that o'malley is considering a run for president four years from now. >>> and our jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte for the convention. they'll be bringing you live reports today and tomorrow evening, only here on news 4. >>> republicans also hoping to make some noise in north carolina this week as well. virginia governor bob mcdonnell campaigning today and tomorrow near the convention site in charlotte. mcdonnell is one of mitt romney's most active surrogates. >>> a former virginia congressman could be a threat to mitt romney in a critical swing state this november. the board of elections in november ruled that virgil gude junior is eligible to be on the ballot as a constitutional party county. gude has a long history in politics and conservative appeal. even if he only earns 2 or 3% of the vote in november, it could be enough to swing the state in president obama's favor. the state republican party is challenging gude's eligi
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
as he coampaigns in new hampshire, in iowa. >> i accept your nomination as president of the united states. >> he stirred up the crowd at the democratic convention last night. the president highlighted the economy in his speech and tried to separate his views from republican challenger mitt romney. >> i refuse to ask middle class families to give up their deductions for owning a home or raising their kids just to pay for another millionaire's tax cut. >> the speech now marks a turning point in the campaign season with just 62 days left until election day. >>> one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> an emotional moment at the convention. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords led delegates in the pledge of allegiance. after the pledge, giffords blew kisses to the crowd as they cheered her name. last year's mass shooting in tucson left the former congresswoman with a severe brain injury. she resigned from congress earlier this year to focus on her recovery. >>> fresh off of bill clinton's enthusiastic endorsement of president obama at the dnc a
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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
ties with israel by now, could have cut off all intelligence cooperation with the united states. none of that has happened. it's important at a difficult time like this to bear in mind where things could have gone in a much more negative direction. it's been a terrible week for the united states, but i'm still hopeful about a lot of the arab spring. we've got to navigate some tough times right now, and syria remains a huge mess. but if you ask me how things are compared to how i would have guessed a year ago, probably better than i would have surmised. >> the u.s. still controls pursestrings in as much of the foreign aid to that part of the world. will that allow the u.s. to continue to exert some influence? >> absolutely. i think president morsi knows this in egypt. it's part of why he's sensitive to the fact that his initial reaction to this video. however understandable at a religious level is inappropriate at a political level, at a leadership level. i'd like to hope he would have figured this out on his own, but it's nice to have $1.5 billion worth of leverage on our side. >> chu
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Sep 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
if you got the chance to meet the president of the united states in person? well, one pizza shop owner in florida got a little excited when he met president obama, gave him a bear hug and then lifted him up. doesn't the secret service frown on things like that? by the way, he's a republican. we'll talk to him this morning about what he was thinking. >> i think he did clear it with secret service, which is probably a good thing. all this week, matt, natalie and al and i will take a turn choosing the music for this show, call it the soundtrack of our lives. >> right. >> put a lot of thought into this. a lot of anxiety. >> today is yours. >> today it my day. >> good news for carpenters fans. >> but let's begin with that breaking news. public school teachers going out in strike or on strike in chicago. nbc's kevin tibbles is there. kevin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. i'm outside the ray elementary school here in chicago where for the first time in 25 years chicago's teachers have gone on strike. this, after a frantic weekend of negotiations that went right down to
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Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
're about to judge the worth and value of a man, the president of the united states, in this election. do we use the right criteria? >> no. you know, i think one of the reasons i got interested in doing this piece, in obama's life, was it struck me. i mean, just looking at it from afar that some of the problems that used to affect the evaluation of pro athletes, pro sports has gotten over, sort of like how to separate out luck from skill and how not to blame, you know, assigning credit and blame where credit and blame is due on a baseball field, but we don't really do in political life, especially with the president. he's forever credited and blamed for things that he actually has often very little control over. >> you played a kind of game with the president where you said to him, mr. president, let's assume that you're no longer president and i'm president, meaning you. >> yeah. >> what are the things i need to know about this job? and you took a few passes. >> i had to do it a few times. it took him a little while for him to get used to the idea i was president. he didn't like that. >> wh
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